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Cran-Apple Crumble

A toasted almond streusel topping makes this fruity dessert extra delicious. It's wonderful for the holidays. —Billie Moss, Walnut Creek, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + standing Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 5 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons almond paste
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • In a saucepan, combine orange juice, 3/4 cup sugar and orange zest; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cranberries; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until berries begin to pop. Remove from heat. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir in syrup, honey and remaining sugar. Add apples; cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cranberry mixture. Sprinkle with tapioca; mix gently. Let stand 15 minutes. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • For topping, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl; cut in butter and almond paste until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle crumb mixture and almonds over cranberry mixture (dish will be full). Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly around the edges.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 322 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Schwarz12
    Jun 3, 2012

    This is an excellent recipe. I used strawberry preserves and blueberry cran raisins instead of apple and cherry filling. I added 1 cup of shredded, sweetened coconut to the topping. It was an orgasm of flavor, wow!

  • savoie.luvgspointers
    Oct 7, 2011

    I made this recipe many times. Everyone loved it including my sister-in-law who hates cranberries! She thought they where sour cherries. ;)

  • daisey5
    Feb 6, 2010

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